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Dublin based First Cut drop this stunning debut EP from Tapesjamaican for their 5th release

With a tasty catalogue that already sports new music bubbling up from the underground side of Dublin’s techno and deep house community, for their fifth release First Cut uncover yet another locally sourced talent, ‘Tapesjamaican’.

As debut EPs go, “Zero Seagull” is one of those 12s you really can’t argue with or want to miss out on. Featuring three beautifully crafted tracks packed with techno soul, underpinned by jazz-tinged drums and dusty breaks – this is material that sits equally alongside classics artists such as the mighty ‘69’ and ‘The Detroit Escalator Company’, as it does with contemporary hitters ‘Chaos in the CBD’ and ‘Harvey Sutherland’. Although little is known about the artist in question at present, with tracks like this in their arsenal – keep your ears peeled for whatever comes next as this material bears all the right hallmarks.   

Kicking off with the full A Side cut, “Gyros2” bears a wistful yet powerful melodic air, reminiscent of Manchester’s 808 State as a heavily swung breakbeat fizzes along: interspersed with subby bass tones and tweaked out synth frequencies. Taking the tone down a notch, title track “Zero Seagull” on B1 is a touch more pensive in outlook – retaining the rolling touch on percussion as the bass end burbles to and fro, bird like noise calling out across the hinterland. Last but not least, B2 “Pepper The Jaw” is a touch more upbeat as a rising melody and Loon bird samples compliment the vibe.

As a taster of things to come – make no mistake Tapesjamaican has just served up an absolute peach of an EP that’ll come as a much needed lift in mood at this uneasy time of year.